I am a bit discouraged when I see how difficult it has become to actually be a family physician these days. I am one that loves to do procedures, but also likes to live in an a larger city (Seattle). I don't understand how we have become left out and told what we can and cannot do by specialists. I am referring to colonoscopies and obstetrics. Why should I have to leave my wonderful city and practice in a rural area just to provide the usual and customary family practice that we have been doing for hundreds of years? Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had built a private practice that had built in a room for endoscopy and also an area for deliveries? I don't want to work for a hospital or anyone else for that matter. Why not have this type of building and ONLY have family physicians allowed to work there. FP's that have their own patients at their practice can come and use the facilities as well. Personally, I am not interested in Ob, but I would love to do colonoscopies daily w/o having to go to the hospital.